Proverbs: Selected Verses

  1. I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh. - Proverbs 1:26
  2. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. - 1:28
  3. Deliver thee from the strange woman ... for her house inclineth unto death. - 2:16-18
  4. Deliver thee from the strange woman ... None that go unto her return again. - 2:16-19
  5. Fear the LORD ... It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. - 3:7-8
  6. Surely he scorneth the scorners. - 3:34
  7. For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil. - 5:3
  8. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. - 5:5
  9. Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times. - 5:19
  10. Why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? - 5:20
  11. A naughty person ... winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers. 6:12-13
  12. These six things doth the LORD hate: - 6:16
  13. Keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. - 6:24
  14. By means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life. - 6:26
  15. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning. - 7:18
  16. A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. - 9:13
  17. He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow. - 10:10
  18. A rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. - 10:13
  19. As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. - 11:22
  20. The liberal soul shall be made fat. - 11:25
  21. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind. - 11:29
  22. The soul of the diligent shall be made fat. - 13:4
  23. He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. - 13:24
  24. The simple believeth every word. - 14:15
  25. A good report maketh the bones fat. - 15:30
  26. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. - 16:4
  27. A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. - 18:6
  28. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. - 19:18
  29. The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. - 20:27
  30. The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. - 20:30
  31. It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. - 21:9
  32. The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous. - 21:18
  33. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. - 21:19
  34. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. - 22:15
  35. Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats. - 23:6
  36. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. - 23:13
  37. Withhold not correction from the child ... Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. - 23:13-14
  38. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh. - 23:20
  39. A whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. - 23:27
  40. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. - 23:33
  41. Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer. - 24:26
  42. The heart of kings is unsearchable. - 25:3
  43. It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house. - 25:24
  44. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. - 26:3
  45. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. - 26:11
  46. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. - 27:15
  47. His prayer shall be abomination. - 28:9
  48. He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye. - 28:22
  49. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. - 29:15
  50. A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer. - 29:19
  51. The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. - 30:17
  52. Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness. - 30:20
  53. Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. - 31:3
  54. Who can find a virtuous woman? - 31:10